Saturday 12th March 2016

Late news, 11/3, Penryn campus: 1 Firecrest and 4 Redwing ringed, (Redwing are singing), 2+ Blackcap singing, an incredibly pale Buzzard flew over. (L O’Neill)

Penryn: 1m Black Redstart. (L O’Neill)

College Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Green Woodpecker and 3 Tufted Duck ( D. Eva )

Argal Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck and 1 Kingfisher. (D. Eva )

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Grebe, 2 Woodcock and 3 Goldeneye ( D. Eva, R Farnes )

RFarnes_GCGrebe_120316Great Crested Grebe, Rod Farnes RFarnes_GCGrebe2_120316Great Crested Grebe, Rod Farnes

Truro, my garden: 1 f Brambling and 1 Rook. (D Jenkins)

Porthleven: 1 probable Scandinavian Rock Pipit, (A.p.littoralis) showing rather white underparts and wing bars, hint of pink at side of lower neck and grey rather than olive tones with underpart streaking cleaner and less sullied than nominate petrosus. (D Flumm)

DFlumm_RockPipit _120316 (1)Rock Pipit, (Scandinavian?), Dave Flumm DFlumm_RockPipit _120316 (2)Rock Pipit, (Scandinavian?), Dave Flumm

Helston Loe Pool: 9 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Shoveler and 15 Pochard. (D Flumm)

Bude, Upton: 1 Black Redstart (m). (L.Sampson)

Bude Canal: 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch. (L. Sampson)

Hellescott: 1 Firecrest, 2 Siskin, 1 Treecreeper. (L. Sampson)

Bude: 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Skylark, 4 Cormorant, 4 Meadow Pipit and Fulmars back on nesting ledges. (H Wilkins)

HWilkins_Fulmars_120316Fulmars, Helen Wilkins

Hessenford, Lydcott Wood: 2 Treecreeper.  (R Napp)

RNapp_Treecreeper_120316Treecreeper, Rick Napp

Pendower: 1 Velvet Scoter. (R Farnes)

Canons Town: 1 Firecrest in roadside hedges near Sandows Garages. (R Veal)

Pendeen: 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 15 Jackdaw, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch (A Hartley)

Perranuthnoe: 6 Little Egret, 10+ Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 1 Eurasian Whimbrel, 6 Turnstone , 2 Rock Pipit. (A Hartley) 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel this afternoon in Trenow Cove.

Zennor (with Viv Stratton Group): 10 Meadow Pipit, 6 Raven, 6 Fulmar, 5 Stonechat, 2 Hen Harrier (“ringtails”), 2 Great-Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Redwing, 4  Collared Dove, 2  Chiffchaff (2 Siberian?) and 4 Bullfinch. (J Evans)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff, 1  Jack Snipe, 1  Tawny Owl (heard not seen), 1 Nuthatch, 5  Long-Tailed Tit and 4 Greylag Goose. (J Evans) Also 1 1w American Herring Gull and 2 (juv + imm) Iceland Gull. (M Ahmad)

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MAhmad_AHG3_120316American Herring Gull, Mashuq Ahmad MAhmad_AHG4_120316American Herring Gull, Mashuq Ahmad
MAhmad_Iceland_120316Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Land’s End: 1 Skylark, 30+ Blackbird (mainly males), 10 Redwing, 40 Linnet, 3 Snipe and 4 Fieldfare. (P&H Taylor)

St Buryan: 1 female Tawny Owl (heard). (P&H Taylor)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose and 1 Pochard. (MJ Spicer)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Lelant Saltings: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 3 (2 ad, 1 1w) Mediterranean Gull, 2+ ad Common Gull, 1 immature Spoonbill, 1f Goosander,  7 Canada Goose and c50 Curlew. (R Veal, M Ahmad) Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, c150 Wigeon and 1m Kestrel. (R Veal) Carnsew Pool: 5 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank,  3 juv Shag, 1 immature Spoonbill (flew across at c3:30pm), 6 Little Grebe, 3 fully mature Cormorant, 2 Herring Gull and 4 ad Mediterranean Gull. (R Veal) Also 1 2w Ring-billed Gull this pm on estuary and in ploughed field by Ryan’s field. (S Rowe)

MAhmad_Glauc_120316Glaucous Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Crowlas: 3 Redwing and 4 Goldcrest. (R Veal)

Skewjack Farm: 1 Whooper Swan (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 3 Great Northern Diver and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (P St Pierre)

Polgwidden Cove from Porthallack: 1 Slavonian Grebe. (N Mitchell)

Saltash, China Fleet Club: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again.

Helston, boating lake: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart near railway station.

Bartinney Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl again.

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup and 1 redhead Smew.

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 Glaucous Gull this evening.

Coverack, Little Treleaver: 1 Richard’s Pipit flew over.

Lizard village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling still.

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